The NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) leapt to second place in the standings, led by Kim Joo-won’s wedge home run.NC won 8-1 at home against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Changwon NC Park on 15 May. The third-place NC closed the gap to half a game on second-place KT Wiz, who did not play on the day .The first inning of the game was a pitcher’s duel.NC starter Choi Sung-young and Samsung starter David Buchanan pitched a scoreless fourth inning Samsung took the lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Kim Hyun-joon, and NC tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Kim Joo-won .In the sixth inning, Kwon Hee-dong hit an RBI single to give NC a 2-1 lead. After a brief lull, the NC bats exploded again in the eighth inning. With runners on first and third, Kwon Hee-dong reached on a fielder’s choice on a squeeze bunt, and Do Tae-hoon drew a walk to load the bases .Seo Ho-chul followed with a pitcher’s choice infield hit to make the score 4-1.Kim Joo-won came to the plate and took a six-pitch pitch from Choi Ha-neul for a grand slam over the right field fence .It was Kim’s 10th home run of the season and his fourth career grand slam.It was the second consecutive year that Kim, who has been named to the Korean National Baseball Team for the Hangzhou Asian Games, hit double-digit home runs. Since making his professional debut in 2021, he has hit 25 home runs, four of which have been grand slams, reserving him the title of “The Man-Run Man” for the future. Lee Bum-ho (retired) has the most career grand slams in the KBO with 17, while Kang Min-ho (Samsung) is second all-time 스포츠토토존 among active players with 13.

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